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Cultural Discovery in Serbia (Jul – Aug)

  
  


Serbia is a country on southeast Europe’s Balkan peninsula with northern plateaus and mountains with ski resorts to the south. It’s soaring ability in the sports sector allows her to make big appearances on many international sports competitions. The people in Serbia are passionate and active, with great talents in playing sports. Moreover, Serbia also have an abundance of music and art culture.

During this summer, there is a chance to head to Serbia and facilitate the renovation of local sports facilities and help to organise local sports competition. On the other hand, you can create music and paint mural paintings with local people. Whatsmore, you can spend an unforgettable summer hanging out with children with special needs.

Overview of the workcamps

2019 Jul – Aug workcamps

Code Date Name of workcamp Age Camp fee Remarks
VSS11 22/7-3/8(13 days) ACTIVE SUMMER, RUSKI KRSTUR 18+
VSS16 3/8-18/8(16 days) ARTOPOLIS I – STREET GALLERIES 18+
VSS17 3/8-18/8(16 days) ARTOPOLIS II – SOUNDING 18+
VSS13 3/8-17/8 (15 days) THE URBAN GARDEN 2 – BELGRADE 18+
VSS24 18/8-1/9(15 days) THE URBAN GARDEN 3 – BELGRADE 18+

Active Summer, Ruski Krstur (22/7-3/8/2019)

Code:VSS11
Project name:Active Summer, Ruski Krskur
Location:Ruski Krskur(Around 2 hour drive from capital Belgrade)
Date:22/7 – 3/8/2019(13 days)

Main tasks:
– Renovate community sports facilities e.g. basketball court and football field
– Organise different local sports competition

Other activities:
– Prepare a short local trip
– Visit scenic spots nearby
– Join local tours and ride bicycles

Accommodation and food:
– Volunteers will be staying at the sports center in the city centre, please bring your own sleeping bags and floor mats
– There will be bathing facilities in the accommodation
– Volunteers need to prepare their food and wash the dishes(the local organisation will provide the cooking materials)

Fee*:Application fee HKD 3,350
【The local organisation will provide accommodation and food. Participants need to arrive at the meeting point by themselves. Participants are responsible for their own plane tickets, other transportation fees and personal expenses.】

Age:18 or above

Artopolis I - Street Galleries, Kosjeric(3-18/8/2019)

Code:VSS16
Project name:VOLUNTARY SERVICE SERBIA
Location:Kosjeric(Around 131km from the capital Belgrade)
Categories:Culture / Arts / Community
Date:3/8 – 18/8/2019(16 days)
About this project
Through mural painting, we aim to introduce a new way of expression through arts. Meanwhile, we can enhance our communication with the youth through this kind of pop culture.

Main tasks
–Participants will be divided into two groups to paint the mural paintings and to introduce new techniques of mural painting itself.
–Making tools for painting

Accommodation and food
-Volunteers will be staying at a host family or a dorm,please bring your own sleeping bag
-There will be bathing facilities and toilet in the accommodation

Requirements
-With basic drawing skills
-Please fill in this form https://istrazivaci.wufoo.com/forms/z1cr35w21max7en/

Fee*:Application fee HKD 3,350
【The local organisation will provide accommodation and food. Participants need to arrive at the meeting point by themselves. Participants are responsible for their own plane tickets, other transportation fees and personal expenses.】

Age:18  or above

Artopolis II - Sounding, Kosjeric(3-18/8/2019)

Code:VSS17
Project name:Artopolis II – Sounding, Kosjeric
Location:Kosjeric(Around 131km away from the capital Belgrade)
Categories: Culture / Arts / Community / Music
Date: 03/8 – 18/8/2019(16 days)
Aim:Through combining music styles and instruments from around the world, volunteers and local people can co-create a music performance. It is a great opportunity to get to know each other and exchange cultures as well.

Main tasks
-Create music with other international volunteers and organise a music performance
-Work with volunteers from another artcamp and co-create a short music video

Accommodation and food
-Volunteers will be staying at local host families or dorm
-Please bring your own sleeping bag and floor mats

Requirements
-Have intermediate skills of playing at least one kind of music instruments
-Please fill in this form https://istrazivaci.wufoo.com/forms/z1cr35w21max7en/

Fee*:Application fee HKD 3,350

【The local organisation will provide accommodation and food. Participants need to arrive at the meeting point by themselves. Participants are responsible for their own plane tickets, other transportation fees and personal expenses.】

Age:18  or above

The Urban Garden - Belgrade(3-17/8/2019,18/8-1/9/2019)

Project name:The Urban Garden, Belgrade
Location:Belgrade

Main Tasks
– Volunteers need to organise workshops for children with special needs according to their own interests. E.g. teaching music or sports
– Harvest tomatoes and peppers with children with special needs, and make a traditional sauce in Serbia called ‘ajvar
– Renovate community sports facilities,e.g. basketball court and football field
– Learn about the local organisation Evo Ruka, to understand their services and targeted groups

Other activities
– Visit Zemun Polje (A rural place near Belgrade)

Accommodation and food
– Volunteers will be staying at the local community centre, please bring your own sleeping bag and floor mats
– Volunteers are responsible for their own cooking and washing the dishes (the local organisation will prepare the ingredients)

Requirements
– Passionate to help others and have relevant volunteering experiences
– Participants need to prepare a cover letter

Fee*:Application fee HKD 3,350
【The local organisation will provide accommodation and food. Participants need to arrive at the meeting point by themselves. Participants are responsible for their own plane tickets, other transportation fees and personal expenses.】

Age:18 or above

Code:VSS13
Date:3/8 – 17/8/2019(15 days)

 

 


Code:VSS24
Date:18/8 – 1/9/2019(15 days)

Remarks

1. Application Details
To know more about the application, please see our application Covenant

2. Pre-camp Briefing
Date:  9/7/2019 (Tue) 7:30 pm or 13/8/2019 (Tue) 7:30 pm
Location: VolTra Office (Flat A, 15/F, Success Industrial Building, 17 Sheung Hei St, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

3. Others
Other details will be provided 3 weeks before departure.
Participants need to arrive the meeting point themselves, and be responsible for the air tickets, insurance, local transportation and other personal expenses
Successful participants will receive email confirmation.
Please check our cancellation policy due to travel warnings or personal reasons here.

As there are many more workcamps in Serbia, please check out our server for more choices:

Other Serbia workcamps

Photo credits:SportsMeeting@Serbia,International Artcamp Kosjeric EvoRuka@Facebook


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